Held in Trust
is examining obstacles, opportunities, and needs, along with the resources required to sustain the field of conservation and preservation. A broad range of conservation and allied professionals, stakeholders, and communities, are engaged in exploring the intersection and impact of urgent global challenges with the profession, including: sustainability (environmental, financial, and collecting and conservation practice); social and racial justice; diversity and equity; climate change and environmental resource protection; technological and scientific innovation.
We have identified nine critical topic areas of study. Each topic area is explored by a working group, led by co-chairs, who serve on the Held in Trust Steering Committee